RPC IV.2, 680 (temporary)


Image of specimen #3


Coin type
Volume IV.2
Number 680 (temporary)
Province Asia
Subprovince Conventus of Cyzicus
Region Mysia
City Cyzicus
Reign Marcus Aurelius
Person (obv.) Uncertain
Magistrate Claudius Hestiaios (neokoros)
Issue Marcus and Verus, co-emperors
Dating 161–169, mostly c.AD 161–165 but some later
Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟϹ ΟΥΗΡΟϹ (sic)
Obverse design bare-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius (long beard) or Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΕΠΙ ΚΛ ΕϹΤΙΑΙΟΥ ΝΕΩΚΟΡΟΥ ΚΥΖΙΚΗΝΩΝ (Ζ reversed)
Reverse design emperor on horseback, right, raising arm
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 34 mm
Axis 6, 7
Reference GRMK 47, no. 17
Specimens 6 (4 in the core collections)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     B: B-I, under Marcus Aurelius Prowe I, 1233, pl. VIII, misreading reverse legend = GRMK 47, no. 17, authenticity doubtful: cast?, perhaps identical with specimen 6
2 2     L: 1970-9-9-56, under Lucius Verus
3 3     ✸ L: 1979-1-1-1561, ex private coll. H. von Aulock, not catalogued in vA, under Lucius Verus
4 4     V: GR 16160, under Lucius Verus
5 5     CNG Electronic Auction 349 (22/04/2015), 266, under Lucius Verus
6 6     Wendt-Numismatica 17 (22/06/1977), coll. Hollschek, 276, pl. 10, wrongly labelled '267', authenticity doubtful: cast?, perhaps identical with specimen 1